SQUIRE

HAMMERHEAD KEY 230mm

Urban Cyclist - - On Test -

£ 195.00 www.squire­locks.co.uk

The Hammerhead U-lock from Bri­tish com­pany Squire – who sup­plied locks to the Napoleonic War, would you be­lieve – is avail­able with key and com­bi­na­tion lock sys­tems. Sadly, it proved sticky and dif­fi­cult to open af­ter the cor­ro­sion tests. With so many of the locks tested show­ing sim­i­lar re­sults, this was dis­ap­point­ing, though it higlighted why you must pro­tect your lock­ing mech­a­nism from the el­e­ments. The Squire’s bracket wasn’t up to much, ei­ther, last­ing a few sec­onds be­fore eject­ing the lock. Af­ter that the re­sults were much bet­ter: its crop re­sis­tance is good, and the same can be said for saw­ing, twist­ing and pulling, though it didn’t fare that well against our an­gle grinder.

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